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I'm working on homepage improvement now *grin* but last night I finally got started on the work on the bathroom. I'll do more if I get more time.

I have to call a plumber...our water bill is outta whack, so I suspect the downstairs toilet as the culprit. We've also purchased a new fixture for the kitchen sink, and I don't know that I trust myself to install it.

But now it's time to jump in the shower & dress...gotta take the car to the body shop to get any problems from Friday's being-rear-ended diagnosed. Then it's a run to the computer shop, and then work for the night. Yee-ha!


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Jan. 28th, 2002 07:33 am (UTC)
Plumbing Repair...
You should be able to fix any toilet problems on your own. All that'd be involved in changing out the workings of the toilet (which causes it to run constantly) is to go to Walmart and get a replacement for it (costs around $5 - $10). Then, with a little elbow grease, and an adjustable wrench, you should be able to swap it out in about an hour or so (depending on how slow you work, interruptions, how much assistance you receive, etc...)

As for the kitchen sink, it's relatively straightforward as well, but could run you a few more hours of work (depending on how much you're changing out... just the faucet is easy, the basin and all adds some difficulty...)

However, just because _I_ think something's easy, doesn't mean you will... ;) Anything's easy when someone else is doing it....

Good luck with it.

Jan. 28th, 2002 07:38 am (UTC)
Re: Plumbing Repair...
I've called a plumber. It's much easier to do when someone who does it all the time takes care of it. I'd like to learn, but I don't want to deal with the consequences of doing it wrong or damaging something that shouldn't have been broken.
Jan. 29th, 2002 07:14 am (UTC)
Re: Plumbing Repair...
True... but the way I've always looked at it is, if it's broke enough that I need to call a plumber, me breaking it a little more (or possibly fixing it along the way) shouldn't hurt too much...

Jan. 29th, 2002 07:42 am (UTC)
Re: Plumbing Repair...
I can tell that you've never completely screwed up something that would have been easy to fix, before. :-)
Jan. 29th, 2002 02:34 pm (UTC)
Re: Plumbing Repair...
It's not broke.
It's not right.
By working on it, I can make it broke.
Then it won't work at all.
Right now, our water bill is higher than it should be. A plumber will fix that. I won't.
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